Prize Winner Tour
July 05, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Crossword, Kemp’s Corner
July 06, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Crossword, JP Nagar
July 07, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Crossword, TTK Road, Alwarpet
Nov 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean)
An Evening with Pola Oloixarac, Billy Kahora, and H.M. Naqvi
Nov 11, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
On Coming-of-Age,Hip Hop and Islam
Reading and open conversation led by ACMCU Professor Dr. Jonathan Brown
Nov 04, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
72nd and Dodge
Reading, signing and discussion.
Oct 27, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
DSC South Asian Literature Festival
A Home from Home:
Reading and Discussion with Daisy Hasan
Oct 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
21 Ryder Street, London SW1Y6PX
Process & Collaboration:
Reading, Book Signing and Discussion with artist Faiza Butt
Oct 1-3, 2010
Kovalam Literature Festival
Taj Kovalam & the Kanakkakunnu Palace
Sept 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Reading, Q&A, signing
March 19, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Art Park, Bidoun Lounge
Launch of H.M. Naqvi's Home Boy, followed by a discussion with renowned contemporary artist Faiza Butt.
South Asian Launch (Spring '10)
March 20-22, 2010
Karachi Literary Festival
March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Indus Valley School of Arts
Official Pakistani launch of Home Boy
February 21, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Liberty Books (Barbeque Tonight)
Reading, Q&A, signing.
February 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
The Second Floor
"Postcolonial Fictions": Readings & discussion with H.M.Naqvi, Mohammed Hanif, Bina Shah, Kamila & Muneeza Shamsie.
January 27, 2010
H.M. Naqvi reads with Kishwar Desai (Witness the Night) and Anita Nair (Lessons in Forgetting),
reading, signing, Q&A, cocktails
Jaipur Literary Festival (Jan. '10)
January 24, 2010, 7:15-7:45p.m.
Slam Poetry Comes to Jaipur
January 25, 2010, 12:00-1:00p.m.
Readings by Ameen Merchant & H.M. Naqvi
Introduction by Sadia Shepard
"[H. M. Naqvi] is frank and honest, but it is in the depth of his discourse he is most revealing."
Home Boy makes Huffington Post's Top Ten list for 2009!
Review by Anis Shivani
A remarkably engaging novel that delights as it disturbs.
Review by John Salvatore
is a slam-dunk
Review by Carol Memmott, USA Today
with Platform Magazine
What sparked off Home Boy?
H.M. Naqvi lights up the Jaipur Literature Festival
By John Krich, The Wall Street Journal
Interview with the Brooklyn Rail
Home Boy scores a home run
In the Aftermath of 9/11
Ten Questions for H.M. Naqvi
H.M. Naqvi is a typical Leo.
Sharp, sleek prose, a tightly wrought structure and a slam poet’s instinct carry this book to the top of the heap.
Q: You wrote this book in Cambridge, a town of tremendous
affluence, while you lived in a single room on very little
money. How did you manage to slog through the years that it took
to write the book?
A: Pasta (& Ativan).
Plus: City Quiz
Mr. Naqvi... tells his story with supreme confidence.
[Home Boy's] one of the best books we've read all year – a
big-hearted, yet unsentimental page-turner that is letter-perfect in
its evocation of time and place. You don't need to know much about
Pakistan to appreciate Naqvi's tale, only what it
feels like to be outside looking in, when 'I will make one cup of tea'
sound like the kindest words ever spoken.
What You Don't Know About Pakistan's Biggest City.
US Tour (Aug. - Sept.
August 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
354 W, 45th Street NY, NY
“This is My New York”: Reading, conversation with Jennifer 8 Lee of the NY Times, signing
August 26, 2009, 6:30
1801 K St.,
Reading and signing
27, 2009, 7:00
110A South 13th Street,
Reading and signing
31, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
The Tenement Museum
108 Orchard Street, NY
Reading, conversation with Sadia Shepard (Author of The Girl From Foreign), signing
1, 2009, 7:00
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Slam meets Prose: NY Slam champion Noel Jones and H.M. Naqvi whip out The Good Stuff
3, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
The Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bookstore reading and signing
10, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
South Asia Initiative at Harvard University
12 Quincy St.,
Cambridge MA 02138
Reading, discussion with Professor Sugato Bose, Q&A
11, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Brown University Bookstore
244 Thayer St, Providence RI
Reading, discussion, Q&A , book-signing
13, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Book Festival
Borough Hall Courtroom (209 Joralemon Street) (Tickets Required)
1:00 p.m. Out of Step. Readings from three acclaimed novels that follow their
characters through the cultural enclaves that form, challenge and sometimes dictate their lives.
Featuring Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor), H.M. Naqvi (Home Boy),
Matthew Aaron Goodman (Hold Love Strong)
and Achy Obejas (Ruins). Moderated by Brigid Hughes, A Public Space.
14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Asian American Writers Workshop
Reading with Moustafa Bayoumi and Sarah Husain, discussion, book-signing
15, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
725 Park Avenue, NY NY 10021
Reading, conversation with Akhil Sharma (author of An Obedient Father), and signing